Do I have to complete a background check?

All sitters are required to complete background checks through Sterling Information Systems. Checks include nationwide, sex offender, and motor vehicle checks. Sitters are responsible for the cost of their background check. Background checks take up to three days to receive results.

How are families screened?

All families are required to complete a Welcome Call with a Family Coordinator prior to being approved and assigned their first sitter. Families are not required to complete background checks.

General Safety Tips for Sitters
  • Always communicate and pay through SitterTree.
  • If you see something, say something to your coordinator. But, not to anyone else.  You could be violating confidentiality.
  • If you feel your life is in danger, leave.